But the Children Survived by A.L. Jambor

What if the world ended overnight and everyone died but you? How would you cope? What would you do to take care of yourself when there is very little food left in your cupboard and no clean water coming out of your faucet? And you have a little dog who must eat and drink, too?

This is what happens to Mindy Lane, the heroine of But the Children Survived. One day, her grammy goes to the grocery store and never returns. Her parents are on vacation a thousand miles away, but the phone doesn’t work and there is no way to communicate with them. Mindy doesn’t know everyone in North America had died following the release of a biological weapon. She just knows she’s running out of food and must decide what she’ll do next.

One night, frightened by the prospect of strangers finding her alone, she hides with her grammy’s little dog, Baby Girl, under a ramp attached to the mobile home she’s occupying. She watches two men in hazmat suits go into her house and overhears them say they are looking for a child. As she huddles with Baby Girl under the ramp, her fear of discovery grows.

Who are the men and why are they looking for her? Why did Mindy survive when everyone else succumbed to the deadly poison? Why did Baby Girl live when all other animals perished? The answer lies in a mysterious plant found deep in the Brazilian rain forest. Two scientists – one who desires to preserve life and one driven to destroy – travel to the rain forest seeking the woman who discovered the plant. Can they compel her to share her marvelous discovery?

But the Children Survived is the story of survival and endurance in the face of unspeakable odds.Will Mindy find her parents? Are they still alive? Read But the Children Survived, a mystery with many layers that will keep you engaged until the end.

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Terms & Conditions Apply by Pippa Jay

“Welcome to Venus Ascendant, a Public Grade space station in the Andromedan Galaxy. With our open-to-all policy, any being in the universe can find their perfect R & R, romantic getaway or dangerous liaison at our purpose built resort. The on-board empathic AI Ganesa ensures that anyone coming to Venus Ascendant will find their heart’s desire, with suites that transform from luxurious boudoirs to sunset-lit beaches to dark BDSM dungeons. So come to Venus Ascendant and find exactly what you’re looking for!”

It was meant to be a romantic getaway for Marie and the love of her life Jaisen; a chance for him to get to know her better after months of her denying him more than a few stolen kisses. Instead, Marie finds herself dumped and alone on Venus Ascendant with no credit for a transmat and the next starship home not due for another hour.

But the all-seeing AI isn’t going to leave anyone aboard the space station with their dreams unfulfilled. Marie’s boyfriend might not have made it to the station, but there are others willing and able to take on the role – even if they aren’t entirely human. Continue reading

The Furlites of Aroriel; Book II – Earth-bred, Matissia-born by Marie J. S. Phillips

Young Murkuria discovers that the homeworld-bound Sunpyne harbors yet another stowaway. This time, it is the Human’s lost pet Maine Coon cat, which is pregnant and dying from malnutrition. Murkuria succeeds in genetically altering the Earth cat’s unborn zygotes so they can thrive on Aroriel’s magnesium-rich foods. Seven kittens — born to surrogate mother Iggie the Matissia — bond to and communicate telepathically with Furlites of their own choosing. These exotic smart treasures which Murkuria dubs Felakoons, endear themselves to the proud Clan, proving to be far more than mere pets. However, as the Sunpyne and Sauri return from their first mission to the stars, anticipating awe, triumph, and glory, unexpected opposition to the new “alien” life throws the planet into strife and conflict such has not been seen in centuries. Will the Felakoons earn a place in Furlitian society, or be sterilized, and die out as a species before have barely begun to live? Some sexual content. Continue reading

Dag by Nicolas Wilson

Dagney Morgan, a sarcastic Department of Agriculture employee with an affinity for paperwork, has a chance run-in with a farmer covered in toxic chemicals, and walks away with a genetically modified baby, along with the seeds of a military-industrial conspiracy. Dagney and her makeshift family scramble to stay ahead of artificial soldiers and megalomaniacal businessmen long enough to reap
the truths behind an international web of corruption and intrigue. They also stop for pie, at one point. Continue reading

NIGMA by Frances Clark

When his ship is stranded on K57, Drake becomes involved in a series of disastrous events. Originally an energy being from Virania, Drake has taken human form to travel back in time to record and explore history for the elders of his planet. His human exterior has not automatically endowed him with human thinking, feelings and emotions. His physiology and psyche remain Viranian, that is until he meets a beautiful geologist from Earth. Drake’s troubles are only just beginning. Continue reading

Electronic Gags by Kudakwashe Muzira

In the year 2013, when the US House of Representatives passed an online spying law called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act (CISPA), Americans thought this was the worst thing that could happen to their privacy and civil liberties. But then they didn’t know about the electronic gags that would come in the not so distant future.

Now the American government has launched what it calls the National Anti-Terrorist Surveillance Program (NASP). If people were to be given a choice between NASP and CISPA, they would all choose CISPA. NASP has nothing to do with terrorists. It’s a program that uses hi-tech to ruthlessly suppress the people.

Freddie Young is an overweight wildlife biologist who spends most of his time in the wilderness. But his life changes when the CIB, the president’s ruthless intelligence agency, arrests his best friend, Michael. Michael’s mother accuses Freddie of selling her son to the CIB.

Freddie must prove his innocence and save Michael. Time is running out. Michael is on death row in maximum security prison. The only way for Freddie to free his friend is to bring the government down. But how can he do it when the government is monitoring every citizen with electronic gags? Freddie comes up with a daring plan to use the draconian National Anti-Terrorist Surveillance Program to fight the government. Continue reading

Preserving Hope (The Aliomenti Saga – Book 2) by Alex Albrinck

It was his mission to save her life.
But first, he’d need to convince her that hers was a life worth saving.

Will Stark has been sent on a mission to save the life of a young woman named Elizabeth. He does not know who is threatening her, or why. He only knows that failure is not an option, for it will mean three of the most important people in his life will cease to exist.

Will finds himself in a unique medieval village, constructed deep in a forest, its residents prosperous and healthy to an unnatural degree. Their leader, a man named Arthur, weaves an alluring tale: that the supernatural abilities long thought the realm of myth or magic are real, that they can be developed with the correct usage of certain foods, to enthrall the villagers and enrich and empower himself. He believes, for he’s seen people doing what he describes with his own eyes. He wants the villagers all developing such abilities, for it will mean his own power will soon expand beyond a small village hidden away out of fear of discovery.

The only issue is that they’ve no idea what concoction will trigger those abilities. They must test. And the villagers have put that responsibility on one young girl, against her will, threatening her health and her life in the process. Will seeks to remove young Elizabeth from this village, but she refuses, for she has a mission of her own to complete first.

Will makes his mark on the village in the woods, increasing their prosperity, and helping introduce innovations decades or centuries before their time. Yet Arthur, in his desperate need for power and control, will sabotage everything to retain his total control of the village – even if it means sacrificing his own daughter’s life.

Filled with action, adventure, high-tech nano-machines, and incredible Energy abilities, Preserving Hope continues the Aliomenti Saga by taking Will Stark back to the founding of the group that would one day seek to end his life. Continue reading

Heroes Eat Well by Robert Collins

Jake Bonner returns!

After the events of EXPERT ASSISTANCE, Jake is comfortable at last. He’s also bored, as is Odin, the computer that controls his ship. Their boredom comes to a quick end when they stumble across a damaged starship, a woman hiding out from those who attacked the ship, and her mysterious red box.

What is she hiding in the box? Who’s the fellow with a French accent who wants to hire Jake for a diplomatic jaunt? What does food have to do with any of this? Continue reading

Reckoning (Book 3 in The Saga of I) by Kenneth W. Cain

From out of the detritus and ruin of the Earth rises a familiar face, yet he is troubled. He knows not who he is, only what he will become should time expire. Old heroes die and a new warrior comes to the aid of his fellow man in their darkest hour. He aligns himself with his father’s teachings in order to take on a new foe and strange vampiric creatures. Will he have the courage? Will it be enough? Will it be too late? Continue reading

Aurora Conspiracy: The Story Didn’t End with a Crash… The Epic Journey Began! by Ginger Gelsheimer

Nineteen-year old Jesse Proctor embarks on a journey to discover a hidden truth and find her mom, Sam, who disappeared into their farm’s windmill ten years before – the very windmill conspiracy theorists believe an alien met fate with in 1897 in Aurora, Texas.

Her decade of research and dedication pay off and she discovers the windmill portal, opening a doorway to travel through some of the most mysterious places in the universe including: the Bermuda Triangle, the Pyramids of Giza, Atlantis… and time.

When she meets Aurelius, an alien from Planet Erebus, she learns that she is the key to the future for the Order, an initiative to unite Earth and Erebus. Together, they must prepare for war with the Glorion League from Planet Celphi, who plan to extinguish the hybrid-infested human race.

Only one problem – Jesse’s mom is captive on Planet Celphi, and Jesse can’t help her unless the Order is enacted and the main Gateway is opened. In a race against time, she joins Aurelius on a journey to accomplish a mission filled with mayhem at every turn.

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